by oneafrikan on February 23, 2007
About 18 months ago I left formal employment with my mind set on developing a web app. Along the way I’ve done more client work, picked up some great clients, done some cool work, and moved a little closer to the web app ideal. Life sure does throw you curveballs, and one of the many lessons thus far is that it’s important how you react to things, and to keep persisting, rather than to hide away in a corner or to stop trying. We’ve come a long way since the little Argos desk at the end of my bed, the dining room and the dining room with 4 of us in it freezing our arses off!
Today, I’m working with 4 other people full time, and another 7 people part time in freelancer / contract capacities, and we’re doing some great Web 2.0 work. Moving into the office for me is the start of Chapter 5 of our little endevour, and probably is the best state of mind I’ve been in for the last 2 years, despite the usual business / startup worries that most people who have done it will be familiar with.
Working at home sure does give you cabin fever, and so today, two weeks after moving into our office space officially, we’re looking more and more like an office, and most importantly, a place where we can be creative and do great work.
Let the games begin… ;-)
PS – if you need some space to work, or just Wifi for the day, please do get in touch.